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Botox is a popular non surgical injection that temporary reduces or eliminates fine lines; forehead cheeks lips and thick bands in the neck area. Basically any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin. It is used for uncontrollable facial spasms and disorders of the eye such as misaligned eyes. The botox protein injection blocks transmission from the nerve ending to the muscle. As a result, the muscle relaxes, suggestively reducing the appearance of wrinkles and muscles on the skin above that muscle.

Botox is used to treat facial wrinkles, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance.

Injections of this substance blocks muscular nerve indications, which then weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.


Treating facial wrinkles: 2 types of wrinkles

  1. Dynamic wrinkles: These are associated with the muscles we use for facial expression. Wrinkles appear when we are young, but they become deeper and more noticeable as we grow older.
  2. Crepe-paper wrinkles These are caused by sun exposure and ageing. Collagen the protein substance found just beneath and within our deep layers of skin begins to thin, causing our facial skin to stretch and sag. Botox can’t treat crepe-paper wrinkles, however, there are other ways to reduce the appearance of crepe-paper wrinkles.


How is Botox used?

Usually a fine needle and the doctor will inject directly into the targeted muscles. Botox treatment only takes a few minutes and on your official visit. The best candidates for Botox treatments are people who are physically healthy, no history of neuromuscular diseases and who are not pregnant or nursing and at least above 18 years old.


The risks and complications and side effects

The most common side effects are headache and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the injection site. You should also inform your doctor of all the medication you are currently taking before having Botox treatments. Occasionally, some people might experience temporary eye irritation or tearing after Botox treatments. Serious complications are rare. There is a chance that non targeted muscles could be affected and weakened. This could cause the drooping of eyelids ptosis.